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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Stone 13th Anniversary Ale pours brilliant deep red with a light tan foam. Up front, the aroma is all piney, resinous and citrus hops. Upon tasting, the hops are still on the front, and they are balanced with the malty, toffee like flavors contributed from the blend of crystal and amber malts used in the brewhouse. The finish is deliciously bitter, with a touch of warmth provided by the 9.5% alcohol. Bitterness comes in at 90+ IBU.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14183) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, alcohol, grapefruit, caramel. Flavour is grapefruit, fruit, malt, alcohol, caramel, hop. full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Pours a dark reddish copper with a three-finger tan head. Lots of citrus and floral hops. Near full bodied with lots of soft carbonation. Flavor is smooth roast, almost brown, malt with a lot of citrus and resin bitter. Quite malty, but there’s a lot of hop bitter to balance. And I think it is balanced. Finishes bitter with detectable heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle shared by Danny at the Party source. Poured reddish brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy malt and earthy hop aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy biiter sweet flavor to medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer and may become a standout with a year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of orange, tangerine, melon, tropical fruit, light carmel and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, pink grapefruit, orange, light tropical fruit and light tangerine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 10/31/09, 22oz bottle. Hazy cola-brown body topped by small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, caramel/chocolate, some grapefruit, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, chocolate, grapefruit, some caramel, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, light resin. 7/3/8/4/15 9/26/09, 22oz bottle. Hazy dark red-brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some spice. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, chocolate, some caramel, grapefruit. Medium-full body, light acidity, fairly smooth. 7/3/8/4/15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin dark moka head. Nice aroma of hops, licorice, soy sauce, herbal and complex. In mouth, burned caramel malt with soy sauce, loads of c-hops, toffee, light coffee grains and super warming alcohol. Rich, onctuous, and challenging. Bottle from Probstk, thanks Karl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2009
(Draught) Pours a clear mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of pine, roasted malt, caramel, bread, and citrus. Flavor of roasted malt, hops (pine, grapefruit), and caramel with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12708) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC. It pours dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. The nose is Christmas pudding, pine, dark fruits, currants, rum, date and cherry. The taste is cherry, date, fig, raisin, dark chocolate, caramel, charcoal, toffee and alcohol warmth, with a long dry-bitter finish. It has a sticky mouth-feel and is well balanced, making it an enjoyable American Strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
@Richmond Gathering 9-courtesy Fadra (sp?)-22oz bottle-pours a tan head that laces and deep copper color. Aroma is pine, sweet medium malt. Taste is pine with some bite, sweet medium malt. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Clear dep reddish-brown. Aroma of floral, citrusy and piney hops. Flavor starts a bit sweet with some slightly cookie-ish malt, and contiues bitter and resinous. Medium-full body.

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